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Realm of the Nebulae

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ISBN-10: 0300187122

ISBN-13: 9780300187120

Edition: 2013

Authors: Edwin Hubble, Sean M. Carroll, Robert Kirshner

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In less than a century, the accepted picture of the universe transformed from a stagnant place, composed entirely of our own Milky Way galaxy, to a realm inhabited by billions of individual galaxies, hurtling away from one another. We must thank, in part, Edwin P. Hubble, one of the greatest observational astronomers of the 20th century. In 1936, Hubble described his principal observations and conclusions inThe Realm of the Nebulae, which quickly became a classic work. Two new introductory pieces, by Robert P. Kirshner and Sean M. Carroll, explain advances since Hubble’s time and his work’s foundational importance."Meaningful, historically accurate, and thoroughly delightful reading."—Gail…    
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Book details

List price: $34.00
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 3/19/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.72" tall
Weight: 0.858
Language: English

Illustrations
Tables
Foreword
Foreword
Foreword
Preface to the 1958 Edition
Preface
Introduction
The Exploration of Space
Family Traits of Nebulae
The Distribution of Nebulae
Distances of Nebulae
The Velocity-Distance Relation
The Local Group
The General Field
The Realm of the Nebulae
Index